Royal Blind School

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EH10 4SG

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Blog - Royal Blind School

Find out more about our work and latest news by reading our latest blogs about the Royal Blind School. 


Forward Vision named as runner up in Care Home Idol competition

Forward Vision resident and staff perform song near christmas tree

Congratulations to Forward Vision have been named runner up in the UK-wide Care Home Idol music competition.

A group of young adults starred in a festive music video filmed at one of their regular music workshops in December.

Posted: 14/02/2017 | Education


The Royal Blind School pulls out all the stops for a traditional Burns Lunch

Staff member Michelle with pupil, Luke.

The Royal Blind School celebrated our National Bard in the traditional style by hosting their own Burns Lunch, complete with haggis, bagpipes, and Scotland’s ‘other’ national drink!

Posted: 30/01/2017 | Education


Top eco award for Royal Blind School

Royal Blind School's log cabin

Pupils and staff at the Royal Blind School have been recognised for their environmental efforts.

Posted: 02/12/2016 | Education


Pupils get their hands on glass sculptures of cells

Pupil examines a tactile diagram of a cell in a science lab

Cell biology is an extremely complex subject to understand – so imagine what it might be like to try and learn the topic without the aid of visual diagrams.


Posted: 24/11/2016 | Education


Runners raise £2,000 for Royal Blind with evening Kelpies race

Liz and Anne pose in fundraising t-shirts and light-up accessories

Royal Blind supporters have raised more than £2,000 by taking part in a race around the Kelpies - after dark.

Posted: 14/11/2016 | Education


Log cabin launched for eco lessons

Group of students and adults gather outside log cabin with giant cheque

Staff and pupils are enjoying the use of a new log cabin in the grounds of the Royal Blind School.

Posted: 27/10/2016 | Education


Local cafes support National Braille Week with new Braille menus

Daniel and Christina at S Luca's

Eateries local to the Royal Blind School are getting into the National Braille Week spirit by supplying Braille menus for visually impaired customers.

Posted: 13/10/2016 | Education


Thank You for the Music: Video released to celebrate National Braille Week

Pupils and staff gather in hall to perform song

Children and adults across Royal Blind Group services have joined forces to make a video celebrating music in honour of National Braille Week. 

Royal Blind School students and staff, Forward Vision members and members of Scottish War Blinded's Linburn Centre star in Thank You for the Music - a cover of the Abba hit. 

Posted: 12/10/2016 | Education, Adult Services, Scottish War Blinded


Brand new SMART Platform gives Royal Blind School students power to navigate independently

Holly using the SMART Platform

Students with visual impairments and complex needs can more easily navigate the Royal Blind School independently after funders contribute towards a new state-of-the art SMART Platform.

Posted: 26/09/2016 | Education


Harry Lovett wins bronze at national judo competition

Harry Lovett wins bronze at national judo competition

Congratulations to Royal Blind School student, Harry Lovett, who has been awarded a bronze medal at a national Judo competition.

Posted: 30/08/2016 | Education